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Scarlett Moffatt slams ‘body shaming’ newspapers in Twitter rant

She's had enough of the needless jibes

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Former I’m A Celebrity winner Scarlett Moffatt has taken to social media to launch a stinging attack on ‘body shamers’.

The Geordie star, 27 – who was crowned Queen of the Jungle last year – was fuming after she posted a selfie to Instagram in which she looked super-slender, only for some news websites to publish “unflattering” pictures of her later that day.

And in her rant, she suggested that such behaviour can have a negative effect on her mental health…

Scarlett’s weight has fluctuated since she first appeared on the scene in Channel 4 show Gogglebox.

But she appeared to be happy with her figure as she posted a confident selfie to her Instagram account last week.

In it, she wore a lovely pink floral dress with her trademark brunette locks falling over her shoulders.

Later that day, however, paparazzi pictures emerged of Scarlett wearing exactly the same outfit but appearing to be bigger.

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And the reality star reacted to the photos with fury.

She scolded: “When online papers/magazines try their hardest to use unflattering photos and drag women down, do they realise what they’re doing to people’s mental health?

“I understand it’s part of the parcel of being in the public eye, but body shaming NEEDS TO STOP!”

She then followed her first tweet with another: “Tell me the size I should be please! I got slated when I slimmed down to a size 8 and I get slated when I’m a size 12. So please let me know what measurements I should be.

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“And they wonder why young women are reduced to surgery!”

This isn’t the first time that Scarlett has had a moan about body shamers. Back in November, she hit out at online trolls who’d mocked her appearance.

She told Closer magazine: “Bullies are like sandpaper – the more they wear you down, the more polished you end up becoming.

“It’s taught me to never make anyone feel how those bullies made me feel.”